The London to Brighton Cycle Ride with De’Longhi is an iconic 55 mile cycle ride starting from Clapham Common in South London, to the seaside town of Brighton.
The event will be going ahead on 19 September 2021, and is now sold out, but in order to comply with local council restrictions there will be some changes. Head over to our Covid-19 updates page for more details of what will look different. All participants have been kept up to date by email.
The date for 2021 is Sunday the 19th of September
It costs £55 per person. This includes a fully supported ride, complimentary water stops and not to mention that we’ll be waiting with your medal at the finish on the sea front in Brighton!
The minimum age for participants is 16. Those under 18 will need a letter of parental consent. Please contact our team to get a consent form or simply send a signed letter of consent to our team.
The ride will start from Clapham Common, off Nightingale Walk, Clapham SW4 9AH. There will be a staggered start between 06:10-10:20. Participants will be emailed their allocated start time.
Yes, this can be arranged for you! Once you have confirmed your place on the ride you’ll be able to book a space on one of our coaches returning from Brighton to Clapham Common.
You may have seen the adverts for What3Words. It divides the world into 3m squares, each with a unique 3-word reference. It is being used by emergency services across the globe to accurately locate individuals requiring assistance. By downloading this free app, it will provide an accurate 3-word code for your location. We will be using this system to expedite the mechanical or medical support that we provide on the event and advise if you haven’t already, to download the app and try it out.
The route is available as a downloadable file in your participant area. The route will also be signed on the day with brightly coloured arrows from the start to the finish which you can follow if you prefer.
The route will finish at the Brighton Seafront on Madeira Drive, 500m walk from the Pier.
The route is entirely on road so please ensure your bike is suitable for this. Whilst using a mountain bike is possible, they are heavier and it would be more challenging! We recommend using a light weight road bike, or hybrid bike. It is also advisable that you have your bike serviced before the ride and ensure it is in good condition. Please bring a puncture repair kit with you and any spare parts you think you may need.
The London to Brighton Cycle Ride with De’Longhi is challenging but achievable. In order to maximise your enjoyment you do need to train and get out on your bike before the ride!
We will have friendly mechanics at the water stops, lunch stop and roaming along the route to help out with any difficulties you have during the ride. However please do bring a spare inner tube and a pump or gas cannister to inflate it, as well as any spare parts you think you may need. Our mechanics are often very busy and this will save you having to wait for them.
The route is clearly waymarked by directional event arrows. Please follow these at all times but do not panic if you haven’t seen one in a while! They are put on all turns, and along straight roads for reassurance. However we strongly recommend you also download the route using the link in your participant area so that you can follow the route on your favourite GPS device. If you find yourself lost please call the contact phone number on the front of your bike number.
There will be a full support crew as well as medics and mechanics – should you need their assistance please contact them using the number on the front of your bike number. If for any reason you need to retire from the ride you must inform a member of the support crew.
Free water & snacks will be available at the finish and at our refreshment stops, which will be in three locations on the route around 17 miles, 30 miles and at the top of the infamous Ditchling Hill at 45 miles.